Stephen M Chaney

Stephen M. Chaney, 71, of Bloomington, passed away October 3, 2021, at Carle BroMenn Medical Center in Normal.

Steve was born on January 12, 1950, in Peoria, son of Robert and Elizabeth (Martin) Chaney. He married Marilyn Springer on September 21, 1975, in Washington.  She survives.  Also surviving are sister, Jeanne (Jerry) Cimarosti of Normal; brother, John (Susan) Chaney of Washington; beloved nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews; and an aunt, Nancy (Hugh) Piper of Peoria.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He graduated from Washington High School and proudly served four years in the U.S. Navy from 1969-1973 as a radarman.  In 1976, Steve and Marilyn moved to Bloomington/Normal when they had an opportunity to purchase an Interstate Battery distributorship, which turned out to be a great decision.  He loved owning a business and working every day, even weekends and holidays (showing up even after he retired). 

He loved his family and enjoyed their times spent together, whether at family dinners or playing cards. He also had great friends and stayed in touch with some he had known since grade school.  He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

The family would like to thank Dr. Sriratana, Lyndi and the staff at the Community Cancer Center, Carle BroMenn Medical Center, and Carle Hospice for the loving care he received.

There will be a visitation from 9:30–11:30 a.m. on Friday, October 8, 2021, at Mason-White Funeral Home in Washington, followed by a memorial service at the funeral home at 11:30 a.m.  Steve preferred casual clothes, so please come casual. A private burial will follow at Glendale Cemetery in Washington. Mason-White Funeral Home in Washington is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Midwest Food Bank.  If you would like to share a memory or send a condolence to his family, visit